International Journal of Preventive and Clinical Dental Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 35--37

Effect of pediatric drugs on color stability of various esthetic restorations in pediatric dentistry


Hitakshi P Kathiria1, Anup K Panda2, Mira Virda3, Varsha Budakoti3, Para R Dave4, Rajeshkrishna Malge5 
1 Post Graduate Student, College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 M.D.S, Head of the Department, College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Department of Paediatrics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
4 Post Graduate Student, Department of Paediatrics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Science and Hospital, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
5 M.D.S, Paediatric and Preventive Dentist, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India

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Background: Maintenance of color throughout the functional lifetime of restorations in teeth is needed for its durability. Color changes have been considered as the major problem of dental restorations. Long-term usage of pediatric liquid medications can stain the tooth as well as the restorative materials whose longevity and acceptability are directly proportional to its color stability. Aim: The present study aims to evaluate and compare the effect of pediatric drugs on the color stability of different esthetic restorations. Methodology: Three different restorative materials such as glass-ionomer cement, composite, and ACTIVA KIDS were used to prepare a total of 150 (50 from each) specimens. These specimens were divided into five experimental subgroups (n = 10), which were immersed in 5 different liquid medicines. The color stability of all specimens was evaluated by colorimeter before and after the immersion period. Results: Composites in iron supplements showed the highest color changes, and the least changes were seen in the ACTIVA KIDS - Ibuprofen group. Conclusion: ACTIVA KIDS is found to be the most resistant to discoloration followed by GIC and composite. Iron supplements showed the highest staining ability among all the medications.


How to cite this article:
Kathiria HP, Panda AK, Virda M, Budakoti V, Dave PR, Malge R. Effect of pediatric drugs on color stability of various esthetic restorations in pediatric dentistry.Int J Prev Clin Dent Res 2021;8:35-37


How to cite this URL:
Kathiria HP, Panda AK, Virda M, Budakoti V, Dave PR, Malge R. Effect of pediatric drugs on color stability of various esthetic restorations in pediatric dentistry. Int J Prev Clin Dent Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Sep 26 ];8:35-37
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